Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!

Rhubarb is a tart, sweet, and crunchy spring vegetable that tastes like nothing else. It is full of vitamins like C and A, as well as potassium, calcium and fiber. It grows in a lot of different states and countries all around the world, so almost anyone can try it out. Have you seen rhubarbContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Get Ready for Rhubarb!”

Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D

On Monday we talked about the importance of vitamin D. Since it can be hard to get enough vitamin D during the winter months, it is important to include food sources of this vitamin in your diet. Egg yolks have good amounts of vitamin D, and will be used to make our delicious breakfast tacosContinue reading “Sunny-side Up Tacos // Enrich Your Diet with Vitamin D”

Whole Grains! // Simple Ways to Boost Nutrition

Sometimes you may be faced with the choice of eating white bread or wheat bread. We understand it can be a tough dough-cision! Most of the time, we should choose to eat foods made with whole-grains. Using all parts of the grain will give you more nutrients to keep you healthy and strong! Whole-grains areContinue reading “Whole Grains! // Simple Ways to Boost Nutrition”

Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins

What is round, waddles, and can’t fly? A penguin of course! These little animals make the perfect snack, or treat to bring to your next holiday party. Step 1 – Gather all your ingredients and boil your eggs. To learn how to boil eggs, watch this video below! Step 2 – Slice each carrot inContinue reading “Winter is Coming // Eggcellent Penguins”

Grateful Gobbles // Pear Turkeys

Making Thanksgiving healthy is easy, and fun too! All you need is some fruit, pretzels, chocolate chips, and some creativity! First, grab a pear. Then, pick what fruits you wish to use for the feathers. We used raspberries, grapes, and an apple. Next, slice your pear in half, lengthwise. Place one pear half on aContinue reading “Grateful Gobbles // Pear Turkeys”

Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo

Raise your hand if you like Alfredo pasta! Did you know you can make your own Alfredo using butternut squash? This may seem a little strange, but trust me – it’s delicious! We’ll need whole-wheat noodles, butternut squash, broccoli, milk, parmesan cheese, olive oil, flour, garlic, and nutmeg. Next, follow the step-by-step instructions below! StepContinue reading “Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo”

Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash

Hey kids, who helps the young winter squash cross the road safely? The crossing gourd of course! November is a perfect time to learn about winter squash! Winter squash stores well through the winter and can be used to make delicious foods. Winter squash takes double the time to grow as summer squash! The oldestContinue reading “Just Squashin’ Around // All About Winter Squash”

Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries

Winter is just around the corner! Even though we love holidays and snowmen, fresh fruits and vegetables can be harder to come by during this season. Incorporating frozen fruits and vegetables into our meals is one way we can get enough of these food groups through the winter months. One of my favorite frozen fruitsContinue reading “Always in Season // Fantastic Frozen Berries”

Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!

Did you know that October 23rd is “Apple Crunch Day?” Many of your schools will provide you with an apple that was grown near your city/town. Kids from all over the West will take a bite of these apples together! Even if you don’t have the chance to eat an apple at school, you canContinue reading “Apples to Apples // Join The Greatest Crunch 2019!”

Fall Spice and Everything Nice // Pumpkin Granola Bars

Nothing screams FALL quite like some pumpkin flavored goodies! Using pumpkin puree is tasty and healthy. When you use the puree, you can use less oil or butter in your recipe. The best part is that you won’t notice one bit! Today we’re going to make some soft and chewy Pumpkin Granola Bars. These areContinue reading “Fall Spice and Everything Nice // Pumpkin Granola Bars”